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10 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Navigate The Future of Work

10 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Navigate The Future of Work

To conclude our Future of Work, Now podcast series, we look back at some inspiring quotes from our podcast guests. Read more and get inspired!

Our Future of Work, Now podcast wraps up today. To mark the occasion, we took a look back at some of the most impactful moments, starting with our very first episode where we spoke to Paralympic Medalist Theresa Goh

Theresa and our other podcast guests provided unique views on what the future holds for businesses and communities. You can tune in to watch as host Jess O’Reilly recaps some of the highlights from our four-part series

Meanwhile, here are ten inspiring quotes to help you navigate the future of work:

Season one: Business as a Platform for Change

I don’t think my medals, successes, or failures define me as a person. What defines me is constant evolution….and making whatever change I think is necessary to become better and better.”

Theresa Goh
Paralympic Medalist

It is not enough to just focus on the bottom line. We know that when we provide value to all our stakeholders — and not just shareholders— everyone benefits. That means our customers, our partners, our employees, our community, and our planet.”

Ebony Beckwith
EVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer Salesforce

Season two: All-Digital, Work From Anywhere World

My advice for businesses of all sizes and sectors is to take the time to understand the power of AI. It is electricity for businesses and you’ll be left in the dark without it”

Vala Afshar
Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce

[In the digital world], you have to make that very deliberate step of disengaging when you need to. Even within my own team, we’ve been very busy this year and have gone through stressful times. But I remind everyone that we have annual leave and it is there for a purpose.”

Goh Shuet-Li
Executive Director, Resilience Collective

There were a lot of people who wanted to work from home before the pandemic, but they were deemed lazy or seen to be slacking off. COVID-19 came along and it was a leveler. Everyone had to work from home and then we had to change how we looked at the workplace.”

Fiza Malhotra
Global Marketing Director, Space Matrix

Season three: Digital Imperative

There’s a great wave of innovation that is going to make it much more desirable to do things remotely.”

Peter Schwartz
Futurist and SVP of Strategic Planning, Salesforce

The reality is that while Asia is a beautiful part of the world to live in, it is not an easy place when it comes to payments or technology. Every single country is different and that ultimately creates a challenge. However, it is a wonderful opportunity if you can solve that challenge.”

Stuart Thornton
CEO and Co-Founder, hoolah

Once you have data, it always makes you ask better questions and that is the beauty in teaching people about data. You teach them to ask better questions.”

Avis Easteal
Regional Head of Consumer, APAC, Luxasia

Season four: Tech in Hyperspeed

When we talk to customers about creating a data culture, we encourage them to think about three fundamental pieces of the puzzle. The first is that you’ve got to build trust. The second is that you’ve got to cultivate talent. The third is you’ve got to drive commitment from the top down.”

Robert Wickham
Vice President Strategy & Growth, Tableau Asia Pacific & Japan

It’s very important we put in that work to upskill ourselves and be fearless. AI and technology is not rocket science. You can learn the basics and sometimes the basics are all that you need.”

Dr Ayesha Khanna

Access all episodes of Future of Work, Now on demand at our podcasts page, Spotify, and iTunes. You can also listen over at the Singapore Community Radio Twitch page, Facebook page, and website

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Cecily Ng

Cecily leads the Singapore business at Salesforce as Area Vice President and General Manager of Singapore and is focused on enabling Singapore businesses in Asia to innovate, be more agile and connect with their customers in a whole new way. In this capacity, Cecily serves as a trusted advisor to the C-Suites of Asia's large enterprises while leading a robust team that drives growth of Salesforce in this region. Cecily amassed 15 years of progressive experience and is a seasoned tech professional. Prior to Salesforce, Cecily worked with IBM, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. An equality champion, Cecily is the Executive Sponsor for Salesforce Women's Network in Singapore and is especially passionate about helping young women develop their careers. Dedicated to gender parity at Salesforce and in the technology industry, Cecily also keenly serves as a mentor for young women as part of the Salesforce-Halogen Foundation partnership programme BizAcademy. Cecily was born in Hong Kong, moved to Singapore to study, and holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the National University of Singapore. In her free time, Cecily enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen and seeking out adventures with her husband.

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